Self-isolation can get a little lonely. Thanks to an Albertan animal organization, you can now have a furry friend to keep you company while you live your best indoor life. Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society is now actively seeking foster parents to help house their animals, and you can throw your hat in the ring.
In an email sent to Narcity, AARCS stated they have over 80 animals in their shelter in Calgary who remain "under care." As they continue to receive new intakes, they need to find temporary homes for some of the sweet little creatures.
"As of right now, AARCS is maintaining targeted intake of animals in greatest need and adoptions will continue from foster care at this time to make room for new intakes," their email explained.
So while you're stuck at home, scratching your head over what you can possibly do to pass the time, why not consider bringing a cute dog or cat into your home.
AARCS is looking for foster parents who can take in the animals for at least one to three months. Depending on how long these social distancing protocols actually last, it could be the perfect amount of time to build a bond with these delightful pets.
At the moment, adult dogs and cats looking for foster parents to "step forward." They also stated in their memo that the majority of their rescue dogs are medium to large mixed breeds. They cannot guarantee breed or confirm if they're hypoallergenic.
"Additional precautions have been put into effect to ensure the safety of our foster homes and potential adopters if/when meet and greets take place. This may change as the crisis evolves," they added.
So if you're the kind of person who's always wanted a pet but has never had the time to be a full-time pet parent, now is your chance. Being stuck at home can get old real fast, regardless of the number of Netflix shows that are available right now.
And in case you're worried about COVID-19 and animals, the World Health Organization has confirmed on their website that there is no evidence of dogs or cats spreading the virus.
So yes, you can keep hugging your fur baby all day long, if that's what you want to do.
Animal shelters all across the country have been scrambling to find new foster homes for their animals, as stated by City News. Since most animal shelters have shut their doors to the public, adoption has become a difficult process during this time.
So fostering is naturally the next best thing. If you're in self-isolation, why not make every minute count?